Directly Observed Therapy

ISONIAZID tablet [PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.] | National Institutes of Health | 9/17/2020

… and rifampin for 16 weeks. Option 3 Three times weekly with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin for 6 months. All regimens given twice weekly or 3 times weekly should be administered by directly observed therapy [see also Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)]. The above treatment guidelines apply only when the disease is caused by organisms that are susceptible to the standard antituberculous agents. Because of the impact of resistance …

ISONIAZID tablet [American Health Packaging] | National Institutes of Health | 9/1/2020

… and rifampin for 16 weeks. Option 3 Three times weekly with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin for 6 months. All regimens given twice weekly or 3 times weekly should be administered by directly observed therapy [see also Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) ]. The above treatment guidelines apply only when the disease is caused by organisms that are susceptible to the standard antituberculous agents. Because of the impact of resistance …

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TRECATOR (ethionamide) tablet, film coated [Wyeth Pharmaceuticals LLC, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.] | National Institutes of Health | 8/25/2020

… the success of the anti-tuberculosis therapy and to prevent the emergence of drug-resistant organisms. Therefore, patients should adhere to the drug regimen for the full duration of treatment. It is recommended that directly observed therapy be practiced when patients are receiving anti-tuberculous medication. Additional consultation from experts in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis is recommended when patients develop drug-resistant organisms. Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions There …

Opinion: In the shadow of Covid-19, silent killers re-emerge | MSN | 8/19/2020

… 27: A doctor examines the x-rays of a tuberculosis (TB) patient at a TB clinic Novmeber 27, 2002 in Brooklyn, New York. Healthcare workers around the country oversee patients in a program called Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) that ensures carriers of the tuberculosis bacteria take their medication. Tuberculosis is a contagious disease of the lungs that is spread through the air and kills around 2 million people annually, mainly …

Perceptions and Acceptability of Digital Interventions Among Tuberculosis Patients in Cambodia: Qualitative Study of Video-Based Directly Observed Therapy | 7/27/2020

… late initiation (treatment delay), disruption (missed treatment), or early termination (treatment default). Nonadherence prolongs the period of infectivity, potentiates relapse, and contributes to the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB cases every year [ 2 ]. Conventional directly observed therapy (DOT; the standard TB care whereby patients are strictly monitored daily over the course of their treatment, either by a health care worker or by trained community or family members [ 3 ]) faces significant …

What’s coming up on Day 3 of MedCity INVEST? - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

This week we are hosting our MedCity INVEST conference online from July 20-24. Today marks Day 3 of the conference. At 3:30 pm startups will take center stage as part of the Pitch Perfect competition. Five medical device companies will present their technology to a team of investor judges who will ask probing questions about their business. You can check out the agenda here . Among the companies taking part in …

Five medical device startups to watch at INVEST Pitch Perfect. Register now and save. - MedCity News | 7/6/2020

companies and how healthcare innovation is contending with the coronavirus public health crisis. Meet the medical device startups who will take part in INVEST Pitch Perfect: Actuated Medical, Inc. is a commercial stage developer of innovative devices which integrate electronically controlled motion for clinical and preclinical markets aimed at improving outcomes, reducing user time and saving money. Its first product, the TubeClear system clears clogs from feeding tubes while the …

Bridging the gap between policy and practice: a qualitative analysis of providers field experiences tinkering with directly observed therapy in patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | BMJ | 6/17/2020

Demographic characteristics of study participants Defining DOT This theme discusses healthcare providers’ understanding of what DOT is. For the participants, DOT is merely a medical supervision routine in which TB patients swallow pills with the attendance of a healthcare provider: “DOT tells you to go to patients, make them open their mouth and make sure that they swallow the pills.” (P13, FGD); “DOT means the patient goes to the health …

Nurses’ Safety in Caring for Tuberculosis Patients at a Teaching Hospital in South West Nigeria | 6/16/2020

… drugs or untimely interruption of treatment can cause drug resistance, thereby increasing the chances of relapse [ 11 ]. Moreover, the usage of substandard drugs can lead to MDR-TB [ 12 ]. In addition, the use of Directly Observed Therapy enables the nurses or health care providers to observe and ensure that patients take their drugs regularly so as to enhance treatment adherence resulting in successful treatment. This also guards against the development …

ISONIAZID tablet [Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC] | National Institutes of Health | 3/30/2020

… and rifampin for 16 weeks. Option 3 Three times weekly with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin for 6 months. All regimens given twice weekly or 3 times weekly should be administered by directly observed therapy [see also Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)]. The above treatment guidelines apply only when the disease is caused by organisms that are susceptible to the standard antituberculous agents. Because of the impact of resistance …

(USA-GA-Gwinnett) Communicable Disease Spec 2 | 12/4/2019

… TB Control Program forGwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties. Investigates and manages activeTuberculosis cases, contacts, and suspects. Works with TB case programmanager, lead case manager and clinicians to complete all necessaryinvestigation documentation, data entry, and directly observed therapy . Provides education and outreach regarding TB control and Prevention. Collaborates with local, state, and federal partners to assist with TBcontrol. 3 Year Motor VehicleReport and Copy of OfficialCollege Transcript must be submitted with …

Publ Hlth and Prevent Spcl I - USA-TX-San Antonio | 11/26/2019

… assessments to determine if a patient has TB. Provide case management of persons with TB and suspects. With guidance and support from the lead public health nurse, participates in coordinating treatment plans to include directly observed therapy (DOT). Provide directly observed therapy (DOT) and directly observed preventive therapy (DOPT) to persons with TB disease, suspects, and persons with TB infection. Conducts surveillance to identify persons with TBI or disease. Educates …

Research for drugs against neglected diseases and malaria to receive BRL 43.5 million | 11/26/2019

… identify a new anti-malarial molecule which can rapidly kill the parasite without rendering it susceptible to the development of drug resistance. Ideally, the discovery should be a compound that can be administered in directly observed therapy to give patients a curative dose of treatment, helping to eliminate malaria in countries like Brazil, and eventually worldwide. With DNDi, the goal is to deliver a high-quality compound, optimized and ready …

Patient and health care system characteristics are associated with delayed treatment of tuberculosis cases in Taiwan | 11/19/2019

The decline of the incidence rate of tuberculosis in Taiwan has been partly attributed to the launch of the directly observed therapy short course (DOTS) program in 2006, followed by the DOTS-Plus in 2007. However, with the phasing out of the specialized tuberculosis care system and the declining incidence, clinical workers in Taiwan might become less familiar with the presentation of tuberculosis. Complementing the patient-pathway analysis with health …

PRETOMANID tablet [Mylan Specialty L.P.] | National Institutes of Health | 11/12/2019

… and linezolid is for patients with XDR-TB or treatment-intolerant or nonresponsive MDR-TB. • Instruct the patient or caregiver that the combination regimen of Pretomanid Tablets, bedaquiline, and linezolid must be administered by directly observed therapy (DOT). • Inform patients of safety concerns associated with linezolid and bedaquiline and advise the patient or their caregiver to read the Medication Guide for bedaquiline. • Inform the patient or caregiver that Pretomanid Tablets …

UM School of Pharmacy collaborates w/ tech startup emocha to offer clinical adherence solution | BioSpace | 10/17/2019

… resulting in poor health outcomes. Adverse drug events in the United States cause more than one million visits to emergency departments and approximately 350,000 hospitalizations annually. Through emocha, patients improve medication adherence with video Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and a clinician-led support team. DOT is the gold standard for medication adherence, and emocha is the market leader in video DOT, with more than 70 customers and multiple independent studies …

Maryland Pharmacy School Embraces mHealth for Medication Adherence | mHealth Intelligence | 10/16/2019

… to help care providers and their patients improve medication adherence. The Baltimore-based school is partnering with emocha Mobile Health, a digital health company spun out of Johns Hopkins, to use the company’s video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) service. The vDOT platform enables patients to use their smartphone or tablet to record themselves taking prescribed medications, then send that video to care providers. The telehealth platform enables care providers to …

mHealth Proves Better at Medication Adherence Than Eyes-On Therapy | mHealth Intelligence | 10/10/2019

A new study finds that an mHealth platform that remotely monitors medication adherence is more reliable and better received than having care providers watch their patients take their medications. Source: ThinkStock By October 10, 2019 - A new study finds that an mHealth program using ingestible sensors is better at ensuring medication adherence than having the care provider watch the patient take his or her medications. As reported in PLOS Medicine …

Study: Proteus’ digital pill system accurate, improved adherence among California TB patients | MobiHealthNews | 10/7/2019

Search form Search The independent study suggests that wirelessly observed therapy using Proteus’ system could be considered equivalent to in-person medication adherence programs, but is much better received by patients taking oral medications. Study: Proteus’ digital pill system accurate, improved adherence among California TB patients Proteus Digital Health’s ingestible pill and sensor system could improve medication adherence, and subsequently treatment, for patients with tuberculosis (TB), according to new data …

New edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: Study | 10/7/2019

… burden in the world, a study suggests. A randomised controlled trial, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, involved the sensor connected to a paired mobile. The trial, conducted in California, produced superior results to directly observed therapy (DOT), where a healthcare worker watches the patient swallow medication. Researchers from the University of California in the US suggest that the technology could be a game changer in high prevalence countries where …

Ingestible sensor allows patients to be independent but still supported during TB treatment | 10/4/2019

… October, 2019 (San Diego, U.S.) –A trial involving an edible sensor connected to a paired mobile, that enables medical staff to remotely see patients’ intake of tuberculosis (TB) medicine, has produced superior results to directly observed therapy (DOT), where a healthcare worker watches the patient swallow medication, leading researchers to suggest that the technology could be a game changer in high prevalence countries where treatment adherence remains a stumbling block …

Wirelessly observed therapy compared to directly observed therapy to confirm and support tuberculosis treatment adherence: A randomized controlled trial | 10/4/2019

Peer-reviewed Research Article Wirelessly observed therapy compared to directly observed therapy to confirm and support tuberculosis treatment adherence: A randomized controlled trial Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft E-mail: Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – original draft, ¶ ‡ These authors are joint second authors and contributed equally to this work. Affiliation University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of …

Magellan Health uses smartphone-based AI tech to help Hep C patients | Healthcare IT News | 8/12/2019

… stops due to side effects or other issues, she added. MARKETPLACE There are other vendors with similar technologies on the health IT market today. For example, to help overcome the challenges it faced with directly observed therapy , the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services turned to a healthcare technology from Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health. Patients use emocha, a HIPAA-compliant mobile application, on their smartphone to video …

mHealth Researchers Look to Make the Selfie a Health Resource | mHealth Intelligence | 8/9/2019

… have found a niche in telehealth, most notably in medication management. A Baltimore-based digital health company called emocha Mobile Health, spun out of Johns Hopkins, is seeing success using the technology in Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT) programs, in which patients take selfies as they take their prescribed medications and send those videos to their care providers. The company is working on programs across the country, including at least …

Randomised controlled trial conducted in injecting equipment provision sites to compare the effectiveness of different hepatitis C treatment regimens in people who inject drugs: A Direct obserVed therApy versus fortNightly CollEction study for HCV treatment–ADVANCE HCV protocol study | BMJ | 8/9/2019

… different medication dispensing regimens is being determined by measuring the rates of sustained viral response at 12 weeks (SVR 12 ), considered a successful treatment, of individuals treated via each regimen. The first regimen is directly observed therapy (DOT), the second regimen is to provide medication on a fortnightly basis, while the third regimen is to provide medication on a fortnightly basis together with a 1-hour psychological intervention designed to …

Case Management

(USA-GA-Gwinnett) Communicable Disease Spec 2 | 12/4/2019

Georgia Department of Revenue Communicable Disease Spec 2 in Gwinnett , Georgia Communicable Disease Spec 2 Description Job Summary: Under general supervision, performsTB case management and assists in the operations of the TB Control Program forGwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties. Investigates and manages activeTuberculosis cases, contacts, and suspects. Works with TB case programmanager, lead case manager and clinicians to complete all necessaryinvestigation documentation, data entry, and directly observed therapy. Provides education …

Publ Hlth and Prevent Spcl I - USA-TX-San Antonio | 11/26/2019

case management of persons with TB and suspects. With guidance and support from the lead public health nurse, participates in coordinating treatment plans to include directly observed therapy (DOT). Provide directly observed therapy (DOT) and directly observed preventive therapy (DOPT) to persons with TB disease, suspects, and persons with TB infection. Conducts surveillance to identify persons with TBI or disease. Educates tuberculosis suspects, persons with TB disease and contacts on …

Medication Adherence

UM School of Pharmacy collaborates w/ tech startup emocha to offer clinical adherence solution | BioSpace | 10/17/2019

… protects their privacy. emocha will offer this service to hospitals, health systems, and health insurers, with the goal to increase medication adherence, address medication related problems, and manage the rising cost of care and readmission … hospitalizations annually. Through emocha, patients improve medication adherence with video Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and a clinician-led support team. DOT is the gold standard for medication adherence, and emocha is the market leader in …

Maryland Pharmacy School Embraces mHealth for Medication Adherence | mHealth Intelligence | 10/16/2019

medication adherence among patients and members. Source: ThinkStock By October 16, 2019 - The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will be using an mHealth platform to help care providers and their patients improve medication adherence. The Baltimore-based school is partnering with emocha Mobile Health, a digital health company spun out of Johns Hopkins, to use the company’s video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) service. The vDOT platform enables patients to …

Digital Health

Maryland Pharmacy School Embraces mHealth for Medication Adherence | mHealth Intelligence | 10/16/2019

digital health company spun out of Johns Hopkins, to use the company’s video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) service. The vDOT platform enables patients to use their smartphone or tablet to record themselves taking prescribed medications, then send that video to care providers. The telehealth platform enables care providers to monitor medication adherence, in terms of both what drugs are taken and when. Through the mHealth app, patients can also report …

mHealth Proves Better at Medication Adherence Than Eyes-On Therapy | mHealth Intelligence | 10/10/2019

… PLOS Medicine , the analysis of a tuberculosis care management program run in several southern California clinics found that the Proteus Digital Health platform, which includes an ingestible sensor and corresponding mHealth wearable and monitoring tools … the completion of documentation, a notable distinction from the DOT (directly observed therapy) written records, which were frequently passaged though multiple personnel and, in some cases, took weeks to reach the medical chart,” the study …

emocha Mobile Health

UM School of Pharmacy collaborates w/ tech startup emocha to offer clinical adherence solution | BioSpace | 10/17/2019

BALTIMORE, MD. — The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is collaborating with emocha Mobile Health to expand the company’s clinician-led adherence solution offering. Through this collaboration, pharmacists … hospitalizations annually. Through emocha, patients improve medication adherence with video Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and a clinician-led support team. DOT is the gold standard for medication adherence, and emocha is the market leader in …

Maryland Pharmacy School Embraces mHealth for Medication Adherence | mHealth Intelligence | 10/16/2019

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will be using emocha Mobile Health’s mHealth platform to help providers and insurers manage medication adherence among patients and members. Source: ThinkStock By October 16, 2019 - The University … spun out of Johns Hopkins, to use the company’s video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) service. The vDOT platform enables patients to use their smartphone or tablet to record themselves taking prescribed medications, then send that …